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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tasty Delights-- Hot Chocolate Floats!


Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 

Yeah. Hot Chocolate Floats. Kinda like a Rootbeer Float but winterized. LOL

Woot!! We're turning TWO & Authors for the Holidays 2013!


To celebrate Christmas AND the blog turning 2 years old on January 1st 
we're having a massive celebration! 

Everything starts TOMORROW Dec 1st and goes through Jan 7th! 

Author guest posts, interviews, giveaways and all kinds of authors goodness!

You can come by any time during the event and back track and visit old posts. 
So don't worry about time zones or if you can't make it by every day. 

Posts will be on the actual blog but you can join our FB event as well where we'll have updates :)

Check out who'll be coming by!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

4 stars! Tempting the Cowboy (Painted River #1) by Elizabeth Otto


After taking a job on a quiet Montana dude ranch, ex-cop Rylan Frederickson finds herself surrounded by unbelievably sexy cowboys. Too bad the one she wants is her boss...and the single dad of a four-year-old. It doesn’t matter anyway, because after a recent tragedy, there’s simply no more room in her heart.

Letting a new woman into their life is the last thing Cole Haywood wants for him and his daughter, Birdie. But as Rylan’s presence at Paint River Ranch breathes new life into his family he can’t ignore his growing attraction.

When the sparks between them turn into fireworks in bed, Rylan’s torn between the family she’s lost and the one she may have found. Now she must decide if something that feels this good is worth the risk.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon Goodreads
Tempting the Cowboy totally sucked me in. Seriously, dinner could have been burning away and I wouldn't have been able to put it down. A spider could have scurried...no. no. Okay, that would have me putting the book down for a momentary girly *screaming flail* but as soon as the crisis had passed I'd have picked the book right back up. lol It was sweet and heartwrenching and there were cowboys. It had me chuckling and sighing and did I mention... cowboys? Because, cowboys, people, cowboys! Gah!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cat Thursday-- Thanksgiving cat is...Thankful.


Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats!

Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! 

Thought we'd do a little Thanksgiving humor today! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

4 stars! Johnny Living Dangerously by CJ Ellisson


Johnny is lead singer in an all-girl, hot-pants-wearing band. Experience the sexy young man's conquests one summer as he sets out to bang each gorgeous band member.

Juanita, the hot-blooded drummer; Rachelle, the base guitarist with a secret; Ginger, the redheaded lead guitarist; and quiet Kimmie, the keyboardist who prefers girls.

Will he meet his goal or will one or more of the ladies find out about his plans?

Type: Erotica, Novella ~80 pages
Heat: 4 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon All Romance Goodreads
If you're looking for a good...hard..fu, er, um, read Johnny Living Dangerously will so hit the spot. This one's all about the hot, heavy, down and dirty smexed out lives of Johnny and his band as he makes it his mission to bang each and every one of his band mates before the summer is over and, maybe, finds just a wee bit of romance on his quest.
“Do you think the penis ever gets tired?"

"Whose?"

"Anybody's. I mean anybody with one. Does the penis ever just think: for God's sake pal, give it a rest? Or is it all: Woo-who!! Here we go again!”  ~Fantasy in Death, JD Robb

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Guest Post w/ Tracy Solheim-- Sports Romances: Guaranteed to Score!



Bridal gown designer, Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client’s wedding.  But much to her embarrassment, a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of leaving her NFL hookup far in the past until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion—and Julianne is not a match.

Will “William the Conqueror” Connelly grew up tough shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks.  He refuses to let any child face the same discrimination. When he finds out about Owen, he’s furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go far beyond anger.

Will insists that Owen recuperate at his home in North Carolina, and he’s adamant that Julianne become his wife—even if it’s only a temporary marriage in name only. But will their simmering attraction ever lead to a real connection?  Or are they just playing foolish games?

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Sports romances are sexy. For starters, they feature athletes with ripped bodies, nimble fingers, and lots of stamina. These guys are the ultimate Alpha hero because jocks live their lives playing a game. Not only that, but they get paid well to do it. Most of them are extremely self-confident and driven to win at all costs. In a word, they’re egocentric. Oh yeah, successful, athletic men are very sexy.

4 stars! No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (Rule of Scoundrels #3) by Sarah MacLean


He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of . . . absolution.

Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows . . . that he is no killer.

It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor . . . and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5 (but very little)
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon All Romance Book Depository Goodreads
Yeah you know things are going to be interesting when the woman everyone thinks you killed years earlier shows up on your doorstep. Alive and well. *nods* Mmmhmm. Real interesting. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished was quite the story as Mara comes back from the dead *cue spooky bwahaha* and shakes Temple's life up... all over again.

Monday, November 25, 2013

4 stars! Asking for Trouble (Line of Duty #4) by Tessa Bailey



Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family's charities. He's a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden's non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brent's concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her father's company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden's marriage to the CEO's wealthy son can secure the deal. If she's to protect her family, she'll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon All Romance Goodreads
So, Tessa Bailey is pretty much the queen of dirty talking heroes and damn she did it again with Asking for Trouble. This one was fun, sexy, and all kinds of make-a-girl-go-weak-in-the-knees naughty goodness as enemies Brent and Hayden discover that all that fire between them can lead to some damn good times.

Quote-tastic (30) ---The beat of my heart...



Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

SIGN UP! 2014 Erotic Romance Reading Challenge!


Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014

4 stars! Hard As It Gets (Hard Ink #1) by Laura Kaye


Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome--pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge...

Type: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon All Romance Book Depository Goodreads
Damn but Kaye did it again! Hard As It Gets was a freaking smorgasbord of sexy and just impossible not to love. I'm telling you. Whew. Total *girly swoon* An abundance of tattooed military men, hot romance, exciting can't-turn-the-pages-fast-enough suspense, and make you *snort* humor made for a damn fine read as Nick and Becca join forces to hunt down the truth behind recent attacks on her family and discover way more than they were expecting.

Tasty Delights-- Spaghetti Squash "Pasta"


Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 


I'm trying to be "healthier" and decided to give spaghetti squash a go and use it instead of actual pasta.
Different. But not bad. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

SIGN UP!! 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge!


Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014


Lost in a Royal Kiss (The Renegade Royals #0.5) by Vanessa Kelly


With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires—much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her—or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?

Type: Historical Romance, Novella
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon Goodreads
I gotta hand it to Kelly. She creates some flat out amazing characters and doesn't waste any time making you fall for them. Lost in a Royal Kiss was a great little read that had me hooked on Linnet and Anthony from pretty much the first paragraph as they drive each other crazy...and fall in love.

Friday, November 22, 2013

His Reluctant Rancher (Three River Ranch #2) by Roxanne Snopek



The last place city girl Desiree Burke expected to find herself was living at and working on a ranch, much less butting heads with the ranch’s sexy cowboy owner, Zach Gamble. But that’s exactly where she ends up after an incident at work leads her to her best friend Rory’s doorstep. Desiree is a gifted physical therapist, and Rory knows exactly where her brand of tough love is needed the most.

Zach’s been through hell and back. A devastating car crash left his brother gone, his father paralyzed, and him with mental scars a mile wide. His survivor guilt alone makes him sure he doesn’t deserve to find love. But as Des works her way into his ranch, his family, and his life, suddenly the last person who belonged there is the only one he believes belongs…with him.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 1.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
Read in order? Not a must but recommended

Whew, yeah, His Reluctant Rancher was a way more emotional read than I was expecting and it was a wonderful experience. 

With the help of mutual friends, physical therapist Desiree lands on Zach's doorstep determined to help his family recover from a tragedy that has struck them hard and not only left his father paralyzed but an entire family in an emotional upheaval, unable to move on and in desperate need of a new lease on life. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cat Thursday-- endearing little bastards...


Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats!

Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! 
LOL. This so made me laugh. My herd babies to a T. 

Spotlight/Excerpt-- To Defy A Duke by Wendy Soliman

Quick little spotlight this morning for Wendy Soliman's To Defy A Duke. Check out the excerpt and let me know what ya think!  ~Anna
Elias Shelton, the Duke of Winsdale, has a duty to produce an heir. Completely indifferent, he leaves his mother to invite all the most suitable candidates to a house party at Winsdale Park, promising to choose one of them as his duchess. Returning home after several days of pre-nuptial carousing, Eli falls from his horse and badly injures his head. His life is saved by a mysterious woman who fascinates and enthralls Eli.

Athena Defoe and her young twin sisters are hiding from their past in a tumbledown cottage on Eli’s estate. Athena refuses to place her trust in Eli, but he is equally determined to repay her by protecting her. To do so he must first discover what or whom she is so afraid of. With attention focused on her by the duke’s interest, Athena’s whereabouts becomes known and danger visits her quiet corner of Hampshire.

Caught up in the whirl of his mother’s entertainments, Eli must race against time to save the woman he’s fallen in love with, even if she isn’t duchess material…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

4.5 stars! A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn


Anne Wynter’s job as governess to three highborn young ladies can be a challenge – in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman.

Daniel Smythe-Smith might be in mortal danger, but that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending ...

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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This was my first. ever. Juila Quinn book *runs and hides because omg, Anna, seriously?!* Yep. I know. I've been totally living under a rock but sweet Mary no more! I'm in total reader girl love and *score* there are a freaking TON of books for me to catch up on--no waiting-- now. A Night Like This was amazing. It was hilarious and sweet, made me tear up and had me gasping a couple times as sparks fly between Daniel and Anne and the two come up against some, herm, bumps in the road to romance.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Perilous Promises by Christi Williams


Her ex-husband wants to rescue her. Her brother wants to rescue her. Her co-workers want to help rescue her. Her daddy wants to rescue her. She can survive anything except the men who love her!

Perris Dalton doesn't need a man. She left southwest Wyoming broken, so transformed by fighting cancer even her big hunk of a lawman couldn't make love to her. Now she's back. Her new job is to mitigate conflicts with raptors at a power plant's coal mine. There's no reason for her path to cross her ex-husband's. But when an environmental demonstration inexplicably centers in on her, Sheriff Noah Dalton steps in, confident he can win back the woman who once walked out on him.

As the demonstration spirals into personal attacks, Noah, Perris's father the sheep rancher, and her brother the college student, hatch a secret plot to protect her. In an epic contest of wills with a lone woman survivor determined to solve her own problems, and three modern Western heroes just as determined to show their love by saving her, all hell starts to break loose.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Amazon Goodreads
Perilous Promises was an interesting read with a great set up. See, the hero and heroine? They used to be married. Yeeeaaaaaah. And, well, the Fates are messing with them a little and they find themselves, once again, in the same small town and having to deal with each other as Perris' job puts her life in danger and Noah sets out to keep her safe.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Spotlight & Interview w/ VL Moon & JT Cheyanne-- Love, Life & Circumstance

Morning chickadees! We've got the authors of Love Life & Circumstance joining us today. VL and JT are going to interview each other. So check it out and leave em some love! ~Anna
Born the son of a preacher man, Elijah Deacon always conformed to his father’s strict religious teachings. He worked hard, devoting his time and energy to the family owned construction firm, leaving little time to focus on the deplorable state of his private life. Small town America was no place to be when all a man craved was the touch of another man. Elijah hid his sexuality and tried in vain to convince himself he could be happy with a woman. Urged on by the dream of having the family he craved, Elijah couldn’t know a drunken one night stand would see him pay the ultimate price.

Leaving the bright lights of Atlanta and placing his own life on hold, paralegal, Seth Jacobs, moved to Alabama hopeful that with a baby on the way, his twin sister Bethany would settle down. His older sister by five minutes, she gave him the confidence he needed while growing to come out and be proud of who he was. It was his turn to return the support. On arrival in Headland, Seth endeavored to make her see the dangers her behavior presented to her and her unborn child. But, to no avail.

When destiny deals a cruel blow, and the life of a newborn baby hangs by a thread, Seth and Elijah are flung together to deal with the tragic circumstances. The grief threatens to consume them, while joy and fear work to unite them. Jealousy, love, lies and bitter truths rise to the surface and threaten to tear them apart. Can the powers of love and life bring them together and heal the loneliness that death leaves behind? Or will circumstance prevail and fuel the embers of love that draw them together?

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JT: *Hurrying into the room with a bottle of Dr. Pepper in one hand and a glass of red in the other. Hands V.L. her wine and snuggles up with her on the couch.*  Okay angel…we are doing a guest post for Herding Cats and Burning Soup. First, we need to thank Anna for having us and hosting our book Love Life and Circumstance. We are very happy to be on the blog today.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quote-tastic (29)-- you think... I'm pretty?!



Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

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4 stars! What the Wicked Earl Wants(The Sinful Scoundrels #1) by Vicky Dreiling


Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham, believes in being a gentleman, whether it's fishing a soggy stranger out of the Thames or assisting a fetching lady into his bed. If the stranger becomes a friend and the lady a mistress, all the better. He certainly welcomes the opportunity to help Laura Davenport, a dazzling young widow with a rebellious stepson. Her gratitude, he hopes, will take an amorous form. But from the moment he sets foot in her drawing room, he gets far more than he bargained for ...

It was a moment of desperation. On the brink of losing her stepson, Laura turned to the notorious Lord Bellingham for help. Suddenly she, a vicar's daughter, is in the precarious position of resisting his tantalizing advances. How Bell earned his wicked reputation is clear; the surprise is how much more there is to him than the gossip sheets could possibly reveal. Now every moment with this dangerously desirable man puts Laura's good name at risk-and promises pleasure unlike any she has ever known ...

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon Goodreads
What a Wicked Earl Wants. eep! Well this Earl could seriously have anything he wanted from me. Whewboy Bell was yummy. I had such a good time with this one as Bell manages to get himself all good and entangled with a very proper widow and her hellion of a son--who desperately needs a male role model- and just can't seem to walk away.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tasty Delights--Oven Roasted Sliced Potatoes


Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 
I flipping love potatoes. Favorite food (other than ketchup and chocolate). 
Saw this recipe over on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a go. 
Not bad. Not bad at all. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Then, Again by Karen Stivali



Photographer Kay Turner is dealt a double whammy when she flies home for her grandmother’s funeral to find her boyfriend with another woman. Now with two losses to mourn, she retreats to her newly inherited beach house to clear her head.

Everything at the beach is familiar: the sounds of the ocean, the scent of her grandmother’s perfume—and the irresistible smile of James Margolis. The man Kay spent her adolescence pining for is every bit as charming as she remembers.

James always thought of Kay as “a nice kid”, but he feels something very different for the woman she’s become. Especially when he asks if she’d be willing to part with some of her grandmother’s recipes for his new restaurant—and they wind up sharing much more than culinary secrets.

But as their relationship deepens, Kay finds herself caught between the demands of her dream career as a travel photographer, and a chance for happiness with the one man she’s wanted for a lifetime.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Delicious food, emotional turmoil, second chance at love. I mean, really, it just doesn't get much better than that. I really enjoyed Then, Again. It was a lovely surprise that's sweet and funny, sexy and charming and just an enjoyable read.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

4 stars! Passionate Addiction (Reckless Beat #2) by Eden Summers


Nothing says happy birthday like a rock god flying thousands of miles to surprise a woman he's never met. But that's exactly what happens to Gabi Smith when she gives her long distance best friend a flippant invitation to her laid back girl’s night out. She never expected to turn on the dance floor and find Blake Kennedy’s gaze holding her body captive.

Gabi means more to Blake than life itself. She’s his strength, his savior, and the only person who helped to vanquish his demons. No one means more to him than his angel. So when things between them start to sizzle, he's ready to fight for the future he never thought he would deserve.

Blake has come a long way—with Gabi's help—to leave the hell of his youth behind him, but sometimes memories don’t want to stay buried. Determined to stand on his own for once, Blake is willing to stretch the truth to keep his troubles from burdening the woman he adores.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon  Goodreads
Yeah, so I'd totally be a Reckless Beat groupie. Not even a little bit ashamed. I'd do very very bad things for these guys *swoons* Passionate Addiction gave me the good rockstar fix I was jonesing for and was just a damn fun romance as Blake and Gabi feel out their kinda weird relationship...

See, when things kick off these two know each other. Really know each other. They're best friends. Each secretly in love with the other. And yet...they've never met in real life. Years earlier Blake was in desperate need of help and stumbled into a chat room where Gabi reached out to him and well one things led to another and the two became bffs even though oceans separated them. But all that's changing with one surprise appearance and some seriously awkward little moments...

Cat Thursday--kitteh and the water...


Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats!

Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! 
LOL I just love his scrunched up nose...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hard and Fast (Fast Track #2) by Erin McCarthy



New to Charlotte, stock car racing country, graduate student Imogen Wilson meets Ty McCordle, a driver who inexplicably has her pulse racing. After an encounter at the track with a woman whose main goal in life is to marry a driver, Imogen realizes she’s hit on the perfect thesis for her Sociology degree. If she follows The Rules on how to get a man, can she steer her way to into the hearts of the drivers and establish their dating,and mating,patterns?

Although sexy and reckless Ty is the ideal test subject, she knows she can’t pursue him for the sake of science. Yet he’s the one who’s chasing after her, and Imogen realizes that she actually wants to be caught. A southern gentleman like Ty won’t fail to disappoint, will satisfy all her curiosity,and make all the risks worthwhile!

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5 peppers
Rating: 4 out of 5 kittehs


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Gotta say I'm thoroughly enjoying these race car drivers and the women who wrangle them. They're an entertaining lot and you really just never know what is going to pop out of their mouths. Hard and Fast was a damn good time as a very unlikely pair somehow manage to fit together perfectly.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

4.5 stars! Try Me (One Night with Sole Regret #1) by Olivia Cunning



Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.

By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock star, but as the sexiest man she’s ever encountered. Strangely attracted to his hidden tattoos and body piercing, she wonders what it would be like to spend a night with a bad boy.

Gabe is more than willing to show sweet Melanie there’s more to him than meets the eye. All she has to do is try him. Will they only share a single night of passion? Or will their hearts entangle as quickly as their bodies?

Type: Erotica, Novella
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Amazon All Romance Goodreads
I finally read Olivia Cunning and OMG. Novella fucking love. Rockstars. Tattoos. Toe curling make you pant sex. A promise of more. *Ung* Sooo goood.

Spotlight & Scavenger Hunt-- Soul Resurrected by Keri Lake!


As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.

Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired.

A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the chilling consequences of unearthing his vilest skeleton.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quote-tastic (28)-- Do you feel the breeze?



Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

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So a little different this week :) One of my local authors had a birthday this weekend so we're kinda celebrating her today with one of my favorite quotes from her current series. They're historical western romances and just so blasted good! The heroes and heroines always have that fiery butt heads all the time thing going on and I just love that. The heroines are usually pretty unique too like the the heroine in Caleb being a blacksmith :) Anyways. Happy birthday to Miss Emma! Oh and she writes as Beth Williamson too.

My Immortal Highlander by Lynsay Sands and Hannah Howell

Ahhh highlanders. Damn but I love those sexy alpha males. This was my first time reading both Sands and Howell and even with a bit of trouble with one of the novellas it was a fun read.
As identical twins, Bothan and Calum MacNachton share a bond stronger than most brothers, one forged by a terrible secret. Rumors and dark tales have been whispered about their clan for centuries. For they roam the Highlands at night, driven by a savage hunger that can never be sated. Their only hope lies in marriage to Outsiders, mortal women whose pure blood will weaken the hold of their eternal curse.

Kenna Brodie and Sarra DeCourcey know what it is to stand apart. They've heard the terrible, whispered warnings, but nothing could prepare them for the handsome brothers whose fierce, unyielding desires are beyond any legend...

What Bothan and Calum promise is a life unlike any Kenna and Sarra have ever known. Now, Kenna and Sarra must choose whether to betray their dark lords or stand and fight for a passion that will never die...

                             Amazon All Romance Book Depository Goodreads
The Hunt by Hannah Howell
Type: Paranormal/Historical Romance, 1500s
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 3 out of 5
So, The Hunt. Kenna has been forced from her home by her corrupt uncle who demands she kill one of the MacNachton clan members--who he considers evil-- if she wants to come back home. Ah the dramas and the makings for a tension filled first meet when Kenna and Bothan-a MacNachton-- both seek shelter in the same cavern during a storm.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tasty Delights-- Eggplant Croquettes


Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 


So, I love eggplant. It's one of my favorite veggies but really other than like eggplant parmesan--and I make a killer one--I really don't cook it any other way. So I started the search for an eggplant recipe and found this one. Eggplant Croquettes. And omg. Yum!